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Hey there, I'm Austen Mengler - a self employed pop horror concept artist, illustrator & convention exhibitor from Perth, Western Australia who loves drawing monsters!


I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and since 2010 after graduating Curtin University (Bachelor of Arts: Design) I've been working professionally full time as a concept artist & illustrator on a variety of international freelance projects, creating traditional pencil & ink & digital Photoshop concept art, illustration, character & creature designs for films, video games, album covers, Kickstarter projects, comics, graphic novels & more.

My most recent client & publishing works include designing the title creature design & red carpet poster (with for the 2019 Australian Horror Film “The Faceless Man” by Melbourne’s Chapter 5 Studios, zombie makeup special effects work on Pogo's “Horrorland music video”, as well as creating & donating my painting “Escape” to be included in the "Australia Burns" bushfire relief graphic novel & the From Ashes zine.

Since 2013 I've also regularly exhibited at pop culture conventions, collector & art events in Perth, WA and all around Australia, including performing live demo workshops and talking on panels about my concept art process. It's been an honour to be a guest artist at Supanova, Oz Comic Con and other events as well. As well as freelance projects for clients, I've also been developing and releasing my own original horror art projects and collections, including:

POP HORROR - A series of surreal warped pop culture parodies, reimagining my favourite characters as nightmare fuel!

EXECUTION - My science fiction, fantasy & post apocalyptic world building project, which started as a graphic novel project while at university. An expansive world of characters and creatures.

MY SHADOWS - A dark black and white art book collection of personal digital horror paintings.

SCARY SKETCHES - A look behind the scenes at my traditional pencil, ink and marker sketches and illustrations that go into each detailed digital Photoshop painting, as well as showcasing more rough and early concept art. Other things that keep me busy are releasing new artwork on my Patreon and social media channels, making videos & tutorials for my YouTube Channel, updating my Online Store, Etsy, Society6, Redbubble, INPRNT & Gumroad, and sharing more about my art creation process online.

If you have a business inquiry or question feel free to message or email me, and you can also check out my FAQ for more information.

Thanks for the ongoing support, whether it be in person at a show, through art mail orders, my Patreon.

Cheers and play nice with my monsters!

Official Online Store | Etsy Store | Support me on Patreon! Official Merchandise Stores: Redbubble Store - Society6 Store - INPRNT Store - Gumroad (Tutorials)

Follow on Social Media: - Instagram - Facebook - deviantART - Twitter - ArtStation - Behance - Tumblr - LinkedIn - Pinterest

- Youtube Channel & Twitch (Learn how I draw my horror artwork, speed paintings, sketchbook videos, Photoshop tutorials & more!)

All Artwork © The Art of Austen Mengler - Website | Store | Etsy | Patreon| Events | Redbubble | Society6 | INPRNT

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Favourite Visual Artist
Adrian Smith, Peter Mohrbacher, Dan LuVisi, Dave Rapoza, Brom, H. R. Giger, Wayne Barlowe, Zdzisław Beksiński, Brad Rigney, Luke Mancini (Mr--Jack), Jeff Simpson, Darren Bartley, Anthony Jones, Sam Flegal, Iris Compiet, Kiri Leonard
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Colour Out of Space, Hellraiser, Alien, Prisoners, Enemy, Donnie Darko, 28 Days Later, Drive, Edward Scissorhands, The Dark Knight, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Psycho, Adaptation
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, Spaced, Tim & Eric, True Detective, Black Books, Louie, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Firefly, Hannibal, Vikings, Peep Show, Flight of the Conchords, The Office (UK),
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tool, Static-X, Pogo, TT, Grimes, Tame Impala, Oliver Tree, Korn, Linkin Park, Allie X, Alpine, Flight Facilities, Pendulum, Joji, Gesaffelstein, Girl in Red, NIN, Katatonia, A Perfect Circle, Lusine, Radiohead, Seekae, Tycho, Gotye, Deftones, HEALTH
Favourite Books
LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, Steve Lichman, Nima, Heaven's Hell, Changing Ways, Angelarium, The Art of Fear, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, The Little Book of Calm, Y: The Last Man, The Walking Dead, The Messenger
Favourite Writers
Dave Rapoza & Darren Warren, Junji Ito, Shawn Tan, Tom Taylor, Kynan Waterford, Mark Manson,
Favourite Games
Elden Ring, Dark Souls, Sekiro, Fallout 4, Warcraft III, Bloodborne, Mortal Shell, Spider-Man, Shadow of War, Dead Space, Diablo, Mass Effect, Halo, Metro 2033, Condemned, DOOM, Half-Life, F.E.A.R, Bioshock, Halo, Starcraft, Crash, Spyro, Skullmonkeys
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS4 / PC
Tools of the Trade
Wacom Mobile Studio Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro (medium) tablet, Photoshop CC, pencils, eraser, kneadable eraser, pens, markers, copics, biro
STORE | ETSY | PATREON | REDBUBBLE | SOCIETY6 | INPRNT | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | ARTSTATION | X (TWITTER) | YOUTUBE Hello friends... hope you've been keeping well and thank you for the support! Photo: Guest at Supanova - Brisbane 2022, Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming After a break over the holidays, Christmas and the New Year I've already started my next tour of events for 2024, while still developing more new artwork as signed prints and work towards my new art book releases. I first had the SPACEJUMP Rocket League ESports tournament, then had GenghisCon Perth 2024 where I was a guest artist/writer. I also exhibited at the Guildford Twilight Markets Valentine's Market in February. More 2024 conventions and events are to be announced soon. New artwork, behind the scenes posts, and new commercial work announcements are also being worked on and coming soon. With the rise of AI Art theft, I'll be looking into using the Glaze and Nightshade tools in future to protect my artwork from
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The Art of Austen Mengler: Links!

Official Website: Featured - Store - 2023 Events - About - Pop Horror - My Shadows - Execution - Scary Sketches - Galleries - Resources

Official Online Store & Etsy Store (Signed A2, A3, A4 Prints, Art Books, Limited Edition Prints, Print Bundles, Original Pencil & Ink Drawings & more)

Official Third-Party Merchandise Stores: Redbubble - Society6 - INPRNT (T-shirts, apparel, tote bags, mugs, phone cases, stickers, cards & more)

Patreon (Support to recieve exclusive early access, wallpapers, & more.)

YouTube Channel (Timelapse videos, speed paintings, walkthroughs, live demos)

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Traditional Drawing Process: Monsters

Digital Painting Process: The Cursed King

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Hello there! I love your art work and found you while trying to find commissions for a horror antagonist of mine. I was wondering if you happened to take comms, if not, I fully understand! Hope you have a great day!

Thanks! Feel free to email me at my website: to discuss commission work. Cheers.

Thank you! I'll try but my laptop is being testy and won't let me keep an app open

Amazing artwork, gotta watch you man!

Yo I love your art